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September 25, 2012
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Sentencing today in accident that killed Wellington artist

Gardnerville resident Jon Eugene McElhaney faces sentencing today in connection with the Nov. 6 accident that resulted in the death of Smith Valley artist Reiko Hervin.

McElhaney faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in August to driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor resulting in death or substantial bodily harm. His preliminary breath test was .131, more than the legal limit of .08 for driving.

Hervin's family is expected to attend today's sentencing.

A plea agreement with the district attorney's office calls for a recommended sentence of 3-8 years, but District Judge Dave Gamble …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 25, 2012 03:44PM Published Sep 25, 2012 10:56AM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.